Saturday, March 7
The Under 10’s finished their mid season futsal tournament with a flourish. Up against the likes of Caherdavin, Pike Rovers, Shelbourne and Geraldines, all of the opposition today are long established Premier teams and boy did those teams meet their match today!
Newport are growing in confidence week on week. Once again Newport were fast out of the blocks creating chance after chance. All three teams scoring goals and having fun all the way. A special mention to John Lee who recorded three clean sheets in goals for his team, earning him the nickname “Egyptian Cotton”. Continue reading
Saturday, March 7
Both teams came into this game with a 100% record after 10 games so a very tight encounter was expected. Town as always were lightning out of the blocks and had a three goal lead after just ten minutes, the first goal was always going to be important in this game, Eoin McLoughlin squared a pass to Johnny Ryan who beat the keeper from ten yards out. The second goal was a stunning individual goal not for the finish but the individual brilliance from tied man of the match Diarmuid O’Riordan, beating three players with an unbelievable dribble before slotting home.
The third came just three minutes later, after a short Shelbourne kick out Town pressed them high up the pitch winning the ball back before Diarmuid O’Riordan unleashed an unstoppable shot that left the Shels keeper with no chance. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28 (Galvone)
This morning, the Newport Town AFC under 10 boys, played at the indoor Futsal blitz in Galvone.
Three teams are competing every Saturday honing their skills. Coached by Dave, Tony and Richard. This group of approximately 30 boys are quietly becoming a real force out on the pitch. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U9s were in action this morning for the first time this season, playing at home in a 7-a-side blitz against Lough Derg.
All four matches were very competitively fought with great tackling, passing and shooting on show in all games.
As it was this teams first ever match, all the lads can be extremely proud of their performance and this will only get better as the boys gain more experience. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28, (Derryleigh Park)
On Saturday morning after the Limerick League called off the boys matches due to the weather, Newport Town AFC girls togged off to show the boys how to play regardless of the weather!!!
BT Harps from Templemore were the opposition and the last time these two sides met it was a close evenly matched encounter and Newport knew that it would be the same today.
Our usual keeper was unavailable so Mollie Hussey stepped up to fill the vacant spot and went on to give a girl of the match performance with some very brave saves. The defence of Sophie Richter, Amelia Healy, Kate Harvey, Sadbh Lenihan and Aisling O Gorman all played their part when called upon. The defence is improving in every match as the girls are learning to “read” the game better. A special mention for Aisling O Gorman who had to come off injured as she put her body on the line to stop BT Harps scoring a definite goal. Continue reading
Saturday, February 21 (Derryleigh Park)
Our under 16’s were at home on Saturday to play bottom of the table Mungret Regional. Newport Town came into this game flying high after an amazing win over Shannon town in their last outing.
Newport got off to a flying start with a well worked play down the centre with Conor Nolan splitting the Mungret defence with a through ball over the top, which Ben Cusack, in his new position up front with Aaron O’Neil and on the second bounce volleyed the ball home for Newport town.
Even though Newport dominated the 1st half they were unable to capitalise on their lead. Continue reading
Saturday, February 21 (Athlunkard)
With this game just one minute old Town had the lead after neat build up play on the edge of the United box, Calum Grant’s half-bicycle kick fell from the keepers hands and trickled in, two minutes later Grant doubled his tally composing himself before the keeper to slot the ball home after a great cross from Eoin McLoughlin. After just twelve minutes Grant had his hat trick and his 9th goal of the season, Town were putting United under severe pressure in the opening exchanges with the Corbally team camped in their own half.
Johnny Ryan was mad to get in on the act and lobbed the keeper beautifully after a quick Town break for his 26th goal of the season. One of the best individual goals of the season came minutes before the break with Sean McNamara beating a number of United defenders in their own box before finishing low to the bottom left corner. Diarmuid O’Riordan had his 13th of the season just on the stroke of half time beating the keeper with a very well placed shot. 6-0 Half Time. Continue reading
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Saturday, February 14, Portland Park
A great display by the U7 Nippers. More than the match results, (we won all 4 matches), it is a pleasure to watch the team’s progress.
The passing of the ball, match vision, style of play & movement of the players on the pitch is improving from week to week.
Our U7s scored a few hands full of goals from all different angles.
The coaches are very impressed and proud of your progress.
Well done to all!
The club’s future looks bright! 🙂
Sun, February 15, Derryleigh Park
Newport lose to Janesboro, 7-6 on penalties
1-1 at end of normal time
2-2 after extra time
For those of you who had a few hours to kill this afternoon if you didn’t make it to Derryleigh Park you missed an absolute cracker of a game from our young U17’s. Facing the run away league leaders and cup favorites Janesboro was a stiff task but by god how we rose to it. Continue reading